Holiday Symbols Customs, 4th Edition



Peggy Daniels, Tanya Gulevich, Sue Ellen Thompson, Holiday Symbols Customs, 4th Edition
Omnigraphics | 2008-01-30 | ISBN: 0780809904 | 1321 pages | File type: PDF | 3 mb
People everywhere gather to celebrate different types of holidays and festivals, which reflect the history and identity of people of all cultures. This revised and expanded edition of Holidays Symbols and Customs provides an introduction to the many ways in which people celebrate and find meaning in these traditions

Holidays Symbols and Customs, 4th edition, includes over 300 entries that cover such diverse topics as the Academy Awards, Cinco de Mayo, the Hiroshima Peace Ceremony, the Rose Bowl, and Watch Night. Each entry explains the type of holiday, when and where it is observed, and the related symbols and customs. For this new edition, existing entries have been updated with background information on religions, cultures, and calendars.

New appendices in this revised edition!

?Tourism organizations for nations around the world, as well as all U.S. states
?Contact information for relevant organizations
?Explanations of secular and religious calendars
?Complete bibliography
?General index to names of holidays and festivals; people and organizations; place names; places of worship; deities and saints; religious groups; titles of works; and many more subject terms

What reviewers are saying . . .

A superbly categorized and presented reference, Holiday Symbols and Customs is an essential, fundamental, core addition to any school or community library reference book collection. - Library Bookwatch, April 2004

Highly recommended. All libraries. - Choice, Association of College and Research Libraries, January 2004

Every library needs a copy of this great guide and information reference book. - Church Synagogue Libraries, September-October 2003

This thorough work offers more facts than most holiday encyclopedias. - School Library Journal, November 2000

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